The New York Yankees have traded Martin Prado and David Phelps to the Miami Marlins in exchange for Garrett Jones and Nathan Eovaldi, according to Newsday. The trade provides the Marlins with an above-average hitter and versatile fielder in Prado and gives the Yankees a young power arm in Eovaldi.
A right-handed 24-year-old, Eovaldi threw 199.2 innings with a 4.37 ERA, 3.37 FIP, and 3-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Jones, a 33-year-old first baseman/outfielder, will likely be used as a platoon player and pinch hitter. With a career .267/.333/.479 line against right-handed pitching, the Yankees are hoping he can hit for power over the short right field fence.
Prado, at 31-years-old, is probably on the downside of his career but still hit .282/.321/.412 in 2014. Phelps has shown he can be effective as both a starter and a reliever, but with a career 4.21 ERA, the 28-year-old might not be a difference maker.